The Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi has rated former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo as being far better than the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari.
The former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu BelIo University who once served under the Obasanjo’s government as a Minister while talking to Daily Trust disclosed that President Buhari delegates power to other people who probably have no qualification and competence to execute the duties of their offices. They may also have no mandate to execute those powers delegated to them.
“The presidential powers that are enshrined in the constitution are entailing the responsibilities of a person who offered himself for election, as Buhari did.
“Eventually, he emerged as the president and therefore those powers are exclusively his own powers. All he needs to do is to ensure that those powers are executed in the expectation of the people of the country.
“I have worked with only one of the presidents. I worked with Obasanjo for three years. Of course, Obasanjo was a better president.
“I rank Obasanjo far better president than Buhari. This is because of his ability to take on the duties of president whether sometimes right or wrong.
“The critical job of the president is to take decision. Some of the decisions may be right, while others may be wrong. The most important thing is that there must be somebody who takes decisions and take responsibility. This is where Obasanjo excelled. He took decision and took responsibility. This is the major difference between Obasanjo’s presidency and that of Buhari,” Abdullahi said.